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Entertainment

The St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event Center is Entertainment Central. We offer complimentary entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8 p.m.  plus regional and national entertainment and a wide variety of dinner shows throughout the year. All complimentary entertainment and ticketed shows are for guests 21 and older. Check out the details below.

Geneva

June 30 & July 1, 8pm - midnight

Geneva Keene is not just another pretty face. As the lead singer of the band she has a voice that will command your attention.  Her vocal range brings back memories of singers like Rob Halford, Stevie Nicks and so many others.  The band behind her is awesome as well, from Dwayne’s head banging drums to the low chest shaking “in your face” bass guitar of “Dick Thunder” to Phil Crash Facchini’s ‘80s style virtuoso guitar solos. All the elements of a great metal show are there. Geneva even has a great acoustic performance.  Whether you are an ‘80s metal fan, or just tired of the same old stuff, you will be impressed with this band!

 

 

 

Website:

Genevaband.com

Theory of a Deadman

July 14 at 8pm

One big show on Friday, July 14. Showtime is 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the show.  But tickets starting at 10am, May 19. Tickets on sale online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth. Concert for 21+ only.

Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian rock band from Delta, British Columbia. Formed in 2001, the band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records. The band also includes traits of other music styles, such as country and acoustic, as well as their post grunge or alternative rock base. They have had a total of eight top 10 hits on the US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including two No. 1 hits, “Bad Girlfriend” and “Lowlife.”

Gin Blossoms

July 15 at 8pm

One show on Saturday, July 15. Showtime is 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the show. Standing room only. Tickets available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth.  This concert is for 21+ only.

In the late ‘80s, Gin Blossoms started to grow a huge following as the #1 local music draw in Phoenix and certainly were the hometown heroes of their favorite hang, Tempe, Arizona.

Gin Blossoms’ indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio’s diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars. They qualified to perform at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin Texas in 1989. That same year College Music Journal dubbed them “The Best Unsigned Band In America” and added an invitation to perform on MTV’s New Music Awards in New York City. Their breakout record New Miserable Experience was where their rise to fame began. This album kept the band on the chart for almost 3 years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs. Rita,” and “Found Out About You.” The crossover hits on New Miserable Experience played on 4 radio formats and, to date, have sold over 5 million records.

Those hits were followed up by “Til I Hear It From You,” which rocketed to #1 and moved the Empire Records smash soundtrack to platinum status. The track also became Canada’s longest-running #1 hit of 1995, its #1 tenure lasting six weeks. This song was co-written with the great Marshall Crenshaw and Billboard described it as “the closest thing to a perfect pop song to hit radio in recent memory.” Their next gem, “Follow You Down,” spent ten weeks in the top 10, and “As Long As It Matters” earned the band a Grammy nomination for “Best Performance by a Duo or Group” making their “Congratulations I’m Sorry” record another multi-radio format favorite and multi-platinum success.

Having dominated radio and MTV playlists for most of the ‘90s, Gin Blossoms took a brief turn-of-the- century hiatus, a provisional parting of the ways that singer Robin Wilson chalks up to “personal dissatisfaction and the mistaken impression that we could perform at that same level with another group.” The brief break allowed guitarist Jesse Valenzuela and Wilson to re-energize via solo recordings, new combos, and production credits for an array of local Arizona acts. However, Gin Blossoms’ idiosyncratic magic proved impossible to ignore for long, and on New Year’s Eve 2001 in their hometown of Tempe, the band reconvened and never looked back.

“There’s a certain civility among us now,” Valenzuela says. “None of us are as brusque as we once were. We’re too old to have shouting matches.”

The revivified band hit the road hard, earning a well-deserved reputation as one of the busiest touring acts in the world, playing close to 150 shows a year. Those chops were readily apparent on 2006’s Major Lodge Victory – Gin Blossoms’ long awaited fourth album and first new recording in almost a decade. Rave reviews followed, as did a top 10 Triple A smash in the album’s lead single, “Learning The Hard Way.” The album’s second single, “Long Time Gone,” quickly became another favorite among both fans and the critics and Major Lodge Victory made Billboard’s Top 10 Independent Albums. Next, Gin Blossoms recorded “No Chocolate Cake” and released the single “Miss Disarray” which is now one of the most requested songs in the band’s live set and the album reached #1 on Amazon’s sales chart.

These talented tunesmiths promise the inevitable arrival of new material and as they approach their third decade, Gin Blossoms remain a rare breed – rock ‘n’ roll lifers, destined to continue creating, crafting, and performing for audiences ever rapt by their glorious catalog of material. “We’re entertaining and we have chops,” says Wilson, “but it really comes down to the songs. The reason we’re still here is that we have good songs. When young musicians ask me for advice, what’s the best thing to do to further my career, I always say, ‘Write good songs.’ It always comes down to that.”

The band’s fusion of Pop, Melodic Rock, Folk and Country elements took the airwaves by siege, making the band an MTV playlist hostage for almost a decade and the group a natural 90’s mainstay. From their breakout album through today, Robin, Jesse, Bill and Scotty have sold over 10 million records and are one of the most in demand 90’s live artists who began at the end of the grunge era. In February 2017 the band went back in the studio recording a new album in time for release this summer. Fans will get a taste of the new album as it works its way into their live set beginning this April.

 

 

Website:

Ginblossoms.net

Billy Ray Cyrus

July 29, 8pm

Billy Ray Cyrus brings his 25th Anniversary Achy Breaky Heart Tour to Turtle Lake for a big outdoor concert on Saturday, July 29. Showtime is 8pm. Gates open at 5pm. All ages are welcome. General admission $25 (bring your own chairs). VIP admission $40 (seating provided). Children 10 and younger admitted free. Tickets available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth starting at midnight May 26.